Some of you may have noticed that the site has just been down for about 25 minutes.

I decided to make a new AMI ( basically a template ) of the running server now that it has FP3 and for some reason doing this took the server down – its probably in the small print somewhere.

I had to terminate the instance to get the data volume back under my control but I was then able to bring up a new server and switch the IP address within another 10 minutes. While I was at it I brought a bigger server up.

I had been updating the AMI so that I could create a temporary cluster to move from a small server to a larger server seamlessly – something I’ll need to try another time !

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